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Pacific Dental Services Dentists Travel to Ethiopia

IRVINE, Calif. (Insert Date) – On September 23rd, 2011, five of the best dentists from Pacific Dental Services (PDS) -affiliated offices will travel to Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, to once again serve the dental needs of the Ethiopian people. Last year, the Pacific Dental Services team also visited Ethiopia, where they saw over 1800 patients.

The Pacific Dental Services team will be spending the majority of its time performing extractions and some restorations in the 75-year-old village of Korah. According to We Serve Manager Kyle Guerin, “Last year Korah made such an impact on all of us that we decided to return and make this village our primary focus. These people have to travel great distances to find a dentist, if they can find one at all, and if they do find a dentist, they can’t afford it. We’ve come to try to bring a smile to the people of Korah, which is why we’ve named the trip Ethiopia Smile.” Korah was originally set up to transplant people with leprosy outside of the city.

The dental mission, Ethiopia Smile, is led by Dr. Moody Alexander, an orthodontist in Arlington, Texas. The group includes Pacific Dental-affiliated general dentists Dr. Yasmin Easley from Palmdale, Calif., and Dr. Tanisha Jackson from Redlands, California, who also participated in last year’s trip. First time participants include Dr. Christina Kraft from Oro Valley, Ariz., Dr. Jennifer DeLaPaz from La Quinta, Calif., and Dr. Nora Vinh from Tustin, Calif.

Pacific Dental Services is proud to have a team that cares about making a difference in the world we live in.

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